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CSPAN
Feb 11, 2011 6:00am EST
all important must have for 2012 is best, making barack obama a one-term president. [applause] >> stand up. stand up. stand up. i think you are up for it. i am, too. this is it. this is the real world. this is when you count. that's why it's important. that's what all of our chips are on 2012. this is it. you are up for. i'm in. year in. so why is it so important? why are we on our feet? why are we up for 2012? it's important for this reason. because your future is personally tied into the result of the next election. it's that important i want to give you just a few facts. when the liberals took over the house of representatives, the national debt was $8 trillion. atlas at january 2007. $8 trillion. even for liberals that's a lot of money. that's how much it was, but during the next four years that the liberals held sway here in our nation's capital and nations credit card, get this, the liberals drove the debt up another $6 trillion, to now 14 trillion. and we are being asked once again to raise the debt ceiling. have you heard about that? raise the debt ceiling. think about
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2011 7:30am EST
gregg will speak to the topic of advice to president obama 2012, a look at the cuban missile crisis in 1962 and what it tells you about military leadership and advice in crisis. it's an apt topic given that this evening president obama will be providing -- giving his state of the union address which we will broadcast in this room immediately following ambassador gregg's remarks tonight. so if you'd like to stay for that, you could. and we can see if, in fact, president obama takes the advice that ambassador gregg is going to offer. ambassador gregg will speak for about 45 minutes. after which he'll take questions. we'll have microphones to pass around, for people to use for question time. so please join me in warmly welcoming ambassador donald. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. well, from somebody for the third century he looks pretty good. [laughter] >> you completely blew my cover and i have to say a little bit more about my career as gregory donald in tom clancy's book. my first visit to north korea in 2002, i was asked three questions by the north koreans. the first was, why i
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2011 10:00am EST
coming up for you on the c-span that works today. president obama will be talking about jobs and the economy. he is addressing the u.s. chamber of commerce. the business could has been critical of him in the past. you can watch that live here at 11:30 a.m. here on c-span. we will also open our phone lines to get your thoughts on the president's comments. and we have more today with robert gibbs. that will also be live right here on c-span. right now, more events across the c-span network. right now, a discussion on immigration policy as to by the brookings institution. it started about an hour ago and continues live on our companion network, c-span2. >> tonight, karen evans and timothy car on the ability of the u.s. to shut down the internet and deborah wheeler on the impact in the middle east. feddis tonight on c-span2. >> every weekend, experience american history on c-span3. it is 48 hours of american events in first-person story. history bookshelf features the best known history writers of the bus -- past decade. and it traveled to important battlefields. every weekend visit coll
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2011 6:00am EST
vehicle for nefarious means. the obama -- osama bin laden tape, what is our responsibility? we said we were going toe sensitive to issues that might imperil operations of national security. we will try to tune it in. there was a time wn we first deployed u.s. troops to lose pakistan -- to uzbekistan. we were approached and asked not to report thabecause it might jeopardize security. we chose not to report that. then if it leaks some other place and a pakistani news organization puts it up. another network reported it in the u.s. what is your guidance to news organizations? how can you say i will not address that when it is going out through these other means? >> this is why that clash takes place. whenever the president called me in the oval office and said were you the source i would give him a honest answer. i said to you go with it. you go with it and the president sees it on cnn and ask are you the source of it? i would say no, the source was another organization. >> it is a world of difference for someone in the name of the u.s. goverent and the president to confirm something than
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2011 6:00am EST
developed during the end of the bush administration and ultimately approved under the obama administration and signed by the current attorney general. the key piece here, if i may, is that you have to -- obviously, there are going to be places where you have to do law enforcement investigations. in my view, you have to have a balanced approach of not just those law enforcement investigations, but you have to engage with those communities with other non-law enforcement elements of the u.s. government to make sure this is not an adversarial situation. in fact, this is a partnership. and as you know well, many of our tips to uncover active terrorist plots here in the united states have come from the muslim community. so we have to make quite clear that the communities are part of the solution and not part of the problem. and you do that through using a variety of tools, not just law enforcement. >> time of the gentlelady has expired. dr. brown of georgia. >> thank you, mr. chairman. secretary, director, i appreciate y'all being here today. i have several pressing questions for
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2011 6:00am EST
mike huckabee on his current book a simple government. the shares bought on president obama, social and fiscal issues and his run for the 2012 election as the gop deal takes shape. watch road to the white house sunday at 6:30 and 9:40 eastern and pacific. >> with congress in recess at a march 4th deadline for funding the federal government see what house members said about funding the rest of this fiscal year spread over four days, with 162 amendments considered. the entire debate is on line at c-span congressional chronicle with timeline and transcripts of every session at c-span.org/congress. >> up next a news conference with members of the conference of mayors on cuts to the community development grant program. in a spending bill passed last week. that measure would cut 60% of the grant program. this is about a half hour. >> good morning. thank you for being with us. before we begin a would like to have all the mayors present here introduce themselves and other cities they serve. i am elizabeth couch of burnsville and president of the congress of mayors. >> i am mayor of philadelphia
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2011 6:00am EST
pay more for it they will so i don't think president obama is of touch at all. >> this gentleman right here. >> my name is gordon smith. i lived in the washington area along period of time and i honestly didn't find a lot of difference in your opinions. i thought they were somewhat close because no one said let's get rid of social security and i think that is the yen and jiang. i went to work when i was 21-years-old and i am now 78. i still go to work and i collect social security but they still take it away from me. i don't understand that. but if i calculate my social security payments had gone into the stock market not mean making selections but just the average of the market, i would have made 6.9% and real returns over that period of time and now i get about 20,000 year on social security. if i had gone to the other program, i would have had $3.8 million if you amortize it over the rest of my life span, i could take down $305,000 a year as opposed to 20,000. and if the market fell in half i would still have 1.9 million i did have 152,000 year. >> the question i would like to
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2011 6:00am EST
makes its work open to the people. the obama administration has also launched an unprecedented initiative to put government data on line, to encourage citizen participation and to generally increase the openness of government. the u.s. government possibility to protect america, to secure the liberties of our people, and to support the rights and freedoms of others around the world depends on maintaining a balance between what is public and what should and must remain out of the public domain. the scale should and will always be tipped in favor of openness. tipping the scale over completely serves no one's interest. let me be clear -- i said that the wikileaks incident began with a fact. just as if it had been executed by smuggling papers in a briefcase. the fact that wikileaks used the internet is not the reason we criticize its actions. wikileaks does not challenge our commitment to internet freedom. one final word on this matter -- there were reports in the days following these leaks that the united states government intervened to coerce private companies to deny service to w
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2011 2:00am EST
editorial board favorable to the administration's view, president obama budget kicks the hard choices further down the road. "the president punted. having been given the chance, that covered by the commission he created to raise revenue in curb entitlement spending, president obama in his 2012 budget proposal chose to duck. the budgetary gimmicks he once derided. we just heard from the cbo director and chairman of the federal reserve, one of the best things we could do for the economy today is put in place a plan that is this deficit and debt under control. why did you got? -- why did you duck? if george bush brought this budget to the house, i would say the name -- the same thing. you know the drivers of this debt. the fact that the president gave us the fiscal commission to start with acknowledges we agree on the size, scope, and nature of the problem, why did you duck? why are you not taking this opportunity to lead? >> i think it addresses the fiscal challenges that we face in the short and medium term. he called it a down payment, acknowledging that we need to work together in th
CSPAN
Feb 17, 2011 6:00am EST
beneficiaries to dis-enroll from the plan. this recommendation contradicts president obama's position on health care reform. should be able to keep the plan you have if you are happy with it. perhaps the greater concern that you mentioned is a cost savings for this proposal would have a cost savings for dod but it shifts the savings to health and human services. i don't see how we are anticipating a cost savings as a whole and i think it will be detrimental to the beneficiaries. can you address my concerns on this? >> there would be some net savings of government because we are paying these hospitals at significantly higher than medicare rates. part of the goal is that we treat all the hospitals similarly. i want to clarify that as people reach age 65, they would need to join tri-care for life. they would not be required to leave the hospital where they are being treated. they would need to do with every other retiree does in the department of defense when they reach age 65 and that is joined the tri-care for life program. there would be savings, modest and there are some costs shifte
CSPAN
Feb 21, 2011 10:00am EST
presidential leadership. right now, president obama and first lady michelle obama helped to celebrate 15 medal of freedom recipients. from last week at the white house, this is just over 40 minutes. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and mrs. michelle obama. ["hail to the chief"] >> thank you so much, everyone. fees be seated. welcome to the white house. some of the have been here before. -- some ofyou have been here before. this is one of the things that i most look forward to every year. it is a chance to meet with, and more importantly honor, the most extraordinary people in america and around the world. president kennedy once said during a tribute to the poet robert frost, "a nation reveals itself not only by the men and women it produces but by the men and women that it honors, the people that it remembers." i heartily agree. when you look at the men and women who are here today, it says something about who we are as a people. when we award this metal to congressman john lewis, it says that we aspire to be a more just, a more equal, and more perfect union. w
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2011 6:00am EST
where we are. what were the marching orders that you got president obama when you said that this commission? >> this is the numbers guy. he only answers questions. i think the president knew who he was kidding when he brought us. he knew we were. they will give you the support needs. it is not sustainable. he understands that we face the most predictable economic crisis in history. you all come forward with the recommendation. we will get behind them. that was good enough for me once i found that he would be my cochair. >> i said if we do this, i do not what rahm emanuel running me off a cliff. i was convinced that the health care bill has to be on the table. nothing can be off the table. he said that was fair enough. we had a meeting. he said he can go through everything including the new bill. we said that was four starters. >> a lot of people are here in the audience today. they will be listening to this. they will say, how serious is this problem? what would happen if we did not do anything? >> that is a great answer. anyone can understand it. if you borrow 40 cents and did n
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2011 2:00am EST
opportunity to pick and choose information that would support the obama administration. they said that wikileaks made america look pretty good. my question to both of the journalist here it is -- was there any editorial pressure placed upon either of you to make sure that what you publish was consistent with your editorial positions? if not, can you give an example of where you published information that was inconsistent with the editorial positions of both of your publications? >> a very interesting question. were you ever pressured? >> where do you think the pressure might come from? >> internally, did you have internal pressure? >> it is not a democracy. >> i put pressure on myself. >> the question under its -- misunderstands the mentality of an american newspaper. it would never occurred to me to ask something we were publishing contradicted something that the people on the editorial page had written. the answer to a different boss. i speak to them in the elevators. we do not coordinate or collaborates. usually, i am unaware if something we run it contradicts the editorial pag
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2011 2:00am EST
obama produced. long live affordable health care legislation. on behalf of the peoe of this nation who depend on our leadership, i call upon you to defeat this amendment. the chair: the gentleman from iowa. mr. king: madam cha, i would be pleased to yield two minutes to the gentlelady from minnesota,rs. bachmann. the chair: the gentlelady from minnesota is recognized for two minutes. mrs. bachmann: thank you, madam speaker. thank you to the gentleman from iowa for offering this important amendment. the liberal talking point and the debate thus far has gone something like this, we can't defund obamacare today because we have to focus on job creation. now, that's very interesting coming from th liberals in this chamber who spent literally trillions ofollars out of the public treasury only to see two million jobs lost in t private sector because of their failed policies on job creation. obamacare will likely create the largest government bureaucracy in the history of our country. fied with even more government jobs than any other agency. there's one thing that obamacare will likely do
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2011 6:00am EST
reads as nominated by president obama to serve another four-year term. reflecting his stewardship in crisis, he was named time magazine's man of the year in 2009. this journey started south of washington d.c.. you can't help but notice a -- a colorful billboards as you approach the border between north and south carolina, hawking south of the border. he waited tables after graduating from high school. he got his bachelor's in economics from harvard and a ph.d. from mit and taught at princeton and stanford as well as nyu and mit. chairman bernanke became an expert on the causes of the great depression. that expertise was key in responding to the 2008 economic meltdown. mr. bernanke's willingness to use the power of the fed to intervene in the financial markets is credited by many with keeping the great recession from becoming the great depression. those measures have been controversial. ron paul has re-introduced legislation that would require a full audit of the fed. the legislation is seen as a challenge to the fed pause a goal and tradition of political independence. some conservat
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2011 6:00am EST
overall revenue and i know there are tax increases in obama care and significant spending and the chairman of the budget committee said that obamacare itself spends $2.66 trillion. so, that's a lot of money. >> well, i always have said this so many times before that you must get tired of hearing it. but we did don't that health care bill, because we wanted somebody to throw a brick through my window or my life threatened. we did it because 17% of the gdp was spent on health care and rising all of the time and at such a clip that there is no way in the world to keep up with it. and the eventually, the way we are going is to simply paying social security and medicare and very little else and we did it really to try to get it under control health care spending in the united states and i would like to see it work. the same debate you are making now was made about social security and medicare and they would be the ruin nation of the world. >> i made a lot of debates on that myself, and of course, we have two different viewpoints on how to approach this, and we have heard the wvoice of
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2011 2:00am EST
principal amount of loan. something even the obama administration program doesn't condone. i also know there are questions about whether the discussion on loan modification programs rub by bankruptcy courts is just ignoring the very real problem. if you'll review the written materials run by the bankruptcy court in rhode island you see multiple references to the home modification program. the treasury department currently operate as number of for closure mitigation programs. of the affordable - the home affordable modification program is a 75 billion dollar program that began two years ago. however the home affordable modification program has come under severe criticism. even from obama administration officials. although homeowners have applied to the program, and received trial modifications, the number of modifications converted to permanent agreements that enable them to avoid foreclosure is in fact low. particularly concerning treasury hasn't established performance goal or benchmarks for home affordable modification program, meaning there's no effective way for us to know whether
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2011 2:00am EST
john boehner and other republicans met with president obama. that is next on c-span. in a few minutes, a hearing on the growing debt that many state and local governments face. later, federal reserve chairman been bernanke on the economy. -- ben bernanke on the economy. >> on tomorrow's of washington journal, will have represented tim huelskamp and representative dennis knesset. washington journal each morning at 7:00 eastern. later on c-span2, the heads of the cia, fbi, and it center for national intelligence at 10:00 eastern. at 10:30 on c-span3, james steinberg will take questions on the political unrest in egypt and lebanon. that is from the house foreign affairs committee. >> experience american history on c-span3. it is 48 hours of people and events of telling the american story. here first-person accounts of people who shaped modern america on oral history. history bookshelf features the best known history writers of the past decade. travel to important battlefields to learn about keep figures and events. every weekend, does a college classrooms across the nation as professors
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2011 6:00am EST
the goals of the obama administration are in iraq, and i think maybe all of us or most of us surely share that goal here. you talked about stability and security and self-reliance of an iraqi state, an iraqi government, and that surely has been the goal. one of the threats to that success, to that achievement of that goal and to the stability and security of iraq is the failure of the political leaders of iraq to reach conclusions on some critical issues. this has always been a problem, we've always expressed the importance of the political leaders coming together. now, some of the current political issues that are unresolved include the following: agreement to create a national council for higher policies with real executive power headed by former prime minister allawi. there's an agreement that the council be created, but there's no agreement yet on what their powers are. i think i misspoke. there's an agreement that such a council be be created, but there's no treatment yet on what -- agreement yet on what the powers of that council will be. the positions of ministers of defense,
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2011 2:00am EST
president obama signed it into law, within a few days. they wanted to achieve in courts, but they were unable to achieve in congress. this was debated for over a year -- most of the year, countless hearings, countless debates on and off the floor. millions of americans have access today because of the affordable care act. parents would have children in school and college they could keep on their policy until there 26 years old. if you have a child with juvenile diabetes, they cannot be reduced because of a pre- existing condition. there are a whole lot of things that eliminate discriminatory practices. making sure a patient's gender was no longer contingent of pre- existing conditions. think about that. we're talking a gender being a pre-existing condition. we have added important tools. taxpayer dollars lost to fraud and abuse in the health care system. senator grassley and i may have disagreed about the health care bill itself. we agreed on going after fraud and abuse in the system. senior citizens would now pay less for their prescription drugs. i realize there was it -- the realize
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2011 6:00am EST
safe and diminishes public safety. under the current lack of accountability by the obama administration for the agreements, situations like these will continue and will be made worse through the expansion of secure communities. i applaud the commendable efforts by local law-enforcement officials like nevada who are using this power judiciously and to take this approach in a very targeted manner. i also applaud their efforts for working with community members to ensure that the focus on the business of public safety and enhancing community policing efforts. however, in a highly-charged political environment like georgia where politics of the day supercede smart law- enforcement practices, then one has to question the delegation of such important federal power of immigration enforcement. when sheriff's with this power refuse to meet with community members to address a very serious concern about the impact of public safety, then one has to question the true priority the obama administration truly has for this program. unfortunately programs in georgia have been subjected to
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2011 2:00am EST
he says, "will the realistic response to obama b.p. to -- what other provisions will be in it, and will it include tort reform? " -- boat toward reform?" >> the president has said he is for tort reform. do not believe it. president obama, the personal injury lawyers. they talking to forms of -- they talked in terms of tort reform, and he cannot mean it in terms of continuing on as president of united states. they spend about $1 billion every few years. it is pretty hard for them to go against the unions, and that is something that has been very noticeable to me over the years, because about 40% of the unions are republican, and so all i can say is, you know, there is a real difference between democrats and republicans. there is no use kidding. i was a democrat of the way through byu, and you have to be a pretty strong democrat to make all of the way throat byu as a democrat, and realized, my gosh, these people are not be a. they can be very, very helpful from time to time, but i've got to tell you, the party is dominated by special interest groups that are the most liberal in our c
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2011 6:00am EST
truly free? are we truly free? i think what we know that we have obama care hanging over us, and we know that we have the epa under orders by president obama to, despite the fact that congress did not pass this law for cap and trade, the president is, you know, full speed ahead. let's put it into play. is that want the american people want? are you kidding me? they do not want a new national energy package. over the rest of the economy, and now, once the energy industry, too. -- he once the energy industry. no, you cannot have it. watching or listening by radio, people are saying, "we want to the american dream back, because even though we are not guaranteed an income, we are guaranteed health care, we want the right to choose our own destiny. we do not want the federal government to do that for us." that is what i see, that is what i see. >> just real quick because i know you have to run, but i have a question from todd in oklahoma city, okla., and he says, "how do you respond to the criticism in the house and it said that it is divisive and not in the best interests of the nation,
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2011 2:00am EST
served as an adviser on middle eastern issue to president obama during his middle eastern campaign. dr. yoram peri is the director of the new institute for israel studies at the university of maryland. he is also a former political adviser to the late israeli prime minister and former head of the institute for politics and society at televisa university. -- at tel aviv university. we will begin with dr. yoram peri. thank you. >> thank you very much. to say that a new chapter has started in the middle east would be the most banal cliche ever made. the status of our discussion is to talk about israel but it would be a mistake not to put it in the wider framework. there are very many questions. at least four questions that have been opened. the future of israel within the middle east depends on these questions. for four millennia egypt was the leadg power in the region and [unintelligible] terrorism and even to modern cinema and the peace with israel. the question is what half will egypt take? will they continue to be a leader or withdraw into domestic issues and more introspective ap
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2011 7:30am EST
only 62 of president barack obama's judicial nominees in the past two years. compared to 100 for george w. bush and 128 for bill clinton during the first two years of their presidencies. we have 875 federal judgeships and we now have 101 vacancies. that's an extraordinarily high number. 49 of those vacancies are described as judicial emergencies. most recently the tragic deaths of john roll brought attention to this crisis. he was at the safeway in tucson to talk with gabbie giffords about this very issue. about judicial vacancies in arizona. and his death has resulted in arizona now being added to the list of judicial emergencies. this vacancy crisis is obviously not a partisan issue. it's an issue about the integrity of our courts in the administration of justice for the american people. on the heels of justice anthony kennedy calling attention to this problem, a group of ninth circuit judges led by chief judge alec cainski urged the senators strongly to fill the vacancy and chief justice roberts highlighted this crisis in his year end state of the judiciary report. so what can
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2011 2:00am EST
which is the united states. i'm sure that president obama has realized the problem and understand some that he's facing a new congress and political reality. however, it is not enough to a understand the problem. we need to mobilize that society and congress and of course try to find out what could be the solution. >> i want you to take this up. even with all the best innovation, dewey and can we read what your people in a way that they would want less? that's not all the necessary. reduction by saying to the yolly in india use one camel every two weeks or taking an attrition level but a typical in northern india and say yeah we have to cut back on mess. there is no doubt more food and more energy is only just as appropriate. sure, you can say that the u.s. could cut back by even three but it's a meaningless number compared to the justice of letting people live and type that -- have the type of communications and freedom that developed countries have. so fortunately that is in the there a solution or be, going to happen. we want people to live better lifestyles, and all of you hav
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2011 6:00am EST
ago president obama came before congress with a state of union address and said a key step to winning the future is rebuilding america, to attract new businesses to our shores we need the fastest, most reliable ways to move people and information from high-speed rail to high-speed internet. rebuilding america as an economic issue. it's about commerce your strengthening our competitors and creating the next generation of good paying jobs, rebuilding america is an environmental issue creating clean energy, solutions that create cleaner air and water, and cut greenhouse gases, rebuilding america is a national security issue reducing our dependence on foreign oil. as we move forward to rebuild america we must do so in the most fiscally sound and responsible way, leveraging federal dollars, partnering it with every level of government and with new public-private partnerships. private sector is essential under leadership is highly recognized and strengthening our efforts. it is such as build america bonds will accelerate construction of important projects that help build and move go
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2011 2:00am EST
repeal president obama's, in my view, unconstitutional health care bill. of course i was an active participant in the debate in the last congress about obamacare and fought that tooth and nail. the day after it passed into law, i introduced a freestanding measure to repeal it completely. the first day of this new congress that i could file bills, i reintroduced that measure. and of course, for all those reasons, certainly support this amendment that accomplishes that important goal. let me begin by responding to my distinguished colleague from vermont's suggestion. everybody who wants to repeal this law, including me, we don't want to do away with the idea that you shouldn't be shoved off insurance because of preexisting conditions. you shouldn't have portability. you shouldn't be able to meet those obligations. we don't think that at all. we are, however, for complete repeal for a very simple reason. what's wrong with this bill, what's wrong with obamacare isn't one detail here and one comma there. is isn't at the periphery of the plan. it's at the heart of the plan. it's the esse
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2011 7:30am EST
by the end of my first term. the budget i'm proposing today meets that pledge. >> president obama sent congress a $3.7 trillion budget that would reduce the deficit by $1.1 trillion over the next 10 years. this week, hear the details from the administration including cabinet officials and watch reaction from house and senate members online at the c-span video library. search, watch, clip and share anytime. it's washington your way. >> to ensure -- >> treasury secretary timothy geithner discussed the president's proposed 2012 budget at a hearing of the house ways and means committee on tuesday. the budget request totals $3.7 trillion in spending. and according to the white house would cut the deficit by 1.1 trillion over the next decade. this is 2.5 hours. >> one the language in the letter regarding fta making clear what i think is the appropriate approach. and number two, on taa, suggesting very strongly indeed more than suggesting indicating that it's critical that we pass the extension of full taa this week. thank you. >> all right, thank you, mr. speaker levin. at this time, ar
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2011 2:00am EST
came with the passage of ha obama care -- of obamacare. they stop at nothing to get it passed, not even the constitution. and they sowed the seeds of their defeat last november when the american people rose up and rejected a big government. we don't want it, we can't afford it, so we fired the people that forced upon us. enough is enough. in the state of the union address, the message was sent at the ballot box and it was an historic election. we were just told that the era of big government is here to stay. and you will pay for it whether you want it or not. but they can't sell it to us. so this new version isn't just the state of the great society, it is much worse. it is couched in the language of national greatness. that is their version of american exceptional as them. it is an exceptionally big government. [applause] it declares we shall be great and innovative. but not by individual initiatives. it is the same tax-and-spend policies, but it is borrow, spend, tax. they di't call led government spending, they call that stimulus. it did not stimulate anything but a tea party. [appla
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2011 6:00am EST
pledge. >> president obama sent congress a $3.7 trillion budget that would reduce the deficit by clash 1.1 trillion over the next ten years. this week hear the details from the administration including cabinet officials and watch reaction from house and senate members online at the c-span video library. search, watch, clip and share anytime. it's washington your way. >> secretary of state hillary clinton spoke with reporters at the u.s. capitol following a meeting with house speaker john boehner. they talked about the federal spending levels for the rest of this fiscal year and the president's 2012 budget request. secretary clinton said that proposed cuts by house republicans would be, quote, detrimental to america's national security. this is 15 minutes. >> came out of a very productive meeting and be lunch with the speaker. i greatly appreciated his gracious hospitality and the opportunity we had to cover so many issues on the minds of members of congress, the administration, the american public and, indeed, the world. as we discussed, this has been a historic several days. all of us
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Feb 24, 2011 6:00am EST
at the state department and the white house and president obama comments. later today, the palestine center looks at how the political unrest in the middle east is affecting relations among the arab states and relations between those states and the u.s. that is here on c-span at 1:00 p.m. eastern. in a few moments, your calls and headlines live on "washington journal." the former arkansas governor mike huckabee will be at the national press club to talk about his new book. that is live at noon eastern. live coverage of the palestine center event it we mentioned a moment ago. at 4: 30 p.m. eastern, will join nasa tv for the launch of the space shuttle discovery which is the last launch for the space shuttle. in about 45 minutes, we'll talk with two matters about their cities. our guests are anthony fobbs, the mayor of charlotte, n.c., .nd mick hornet we will talk with the affordable housing center to discuss foreclosures and housing market. we will focus on how states are dealing with prison costs and ex-convict rehabilitation with mike thompson from the council of state governments
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Feb 3, 2011 6:00am EST
supreme court came up with that the defender of obama care rely on and there's no quote intrusiveness, unquote, standard in the constitution either. would you agree with that, professor barnett? >> of course. that's not a constitutional standard or doctrine i'm aware of. >> none of them are. mr. carvin? >> no. obviously things that substantially affect commerce is something the court says are within the commerce clause but has been pointed out is a number of things that affect commerce, violence against women, possessing guns, which the court has said no, no, those don't come within the ambit and i would argue economic inactivity is far more afield from the commerce power than things like buying and possessing guns. >> i'm very grateful to have professor fried here, a grand old friend and professor dellinger is an old friend, both of whom i admire greatly. i don't know you, mr. kroger, but i'm sure you're just fine. now, the congressional budget office in the past has said that requiring individuals to purchase a particular good or service was, quote, unprecedented, unquote. now, that
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Feb 17, 2011 6:00am EST
further states in its report that failed policies under president bush and under president obama bear some of the blame for the crisis. in addition, government regulators and corporations are cited for missing key warning signs, including risky subprime lending and securitization. and growth and financial firms trading activities and a steady rise in housing prices. but perhaps the most troubling is that the report cited that several financial industry figures themselves appear to have acted illegally. most importantly, the commission states that the recent financial crisis could have been avoided. it continues to affirm that it occurred as a result of human action and human inaction. and that it could happen again, if lessons are not learned. so i find it difficult to disagree with this assertion. if those involved in the financial collapse had responded appropriately to market indicators, and had refrained from unsound lending practices, we would not have experienced a crisis so severe. so it is my hope that we can continue to learn from the commission's report, and avoid a similar
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Feb 23, 2011 2:00am EST
think if we summarize when we hear president obama state of the union address two days ago, and he speaks about the need for the united states to be more competitive. how well so do we hear the president of the united states united states come forward so strongly? than i believe that europe, we don't have a lot of time to wait. i think we all see our country such as china, india rapidly becoming much more competitive. in my book they are hungry, and they are good and they want to achieve. so, believe that europe now has to be decisive. we have to deliver and we all, business as well as politicians, have to participate. i think we have to take responsibility and we have to show a sense of urgency, because if we are going to move forward i think we have to realize that this new competitive powers out there, it is not that they are going to bypass us. the risk is there going to run is over. we have a tough challenge and i think we all have to pay respect to that and debate that. >> thank you very much. i think there were three scenes that come out of the comments which a bid made by t
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Feb 18, 2011 2:00am EST
exchange committee. she w appoind by president obama in january of 2009. previously, she was ceo of the financial industry regulatory authority. chairman schapiro served as commissioner of the fcc from 1988 to 1994 and chairman of the teacher's credit commission from 94 to 96. the honorable gary gensler is chair commodity futures and trading coission which oversees the options markets in the u.s.. chairman gensler previously rved in the treasury departmentnder secretary of domestic, finance, and assistance secretary of financial markets. in addition, he served as tenure adviser to the senate ranking committee. mr. john walsh is act comptroller of the currency. mr. chairman walsh assumed the position last august and previously served as chief of staff in public affairs. he has been with the occ since 2005 and prior to that was the executive director of the group 30. mr. walsh also serves with the senate banking committee from 86-92. i thank you for being here today. i regret that i had my surgery on my voicebox recently, but i hope it will clear up. chairman bernanke, you may begin y
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Feb 3, 2011 6:00am EST
, and coming up we expect remarks from president obama. this is live coverage on c-span2. >> there is many ways to deal with the ultimate questions of god as there are people on the planet earth. but every one of us must stand alone before all that made us and all that we have been and all that we might be. and dying in your bed many years from now would you not trade all the days from that day to this for one chance, just one chance to come back here and open your heart before god almighty and say, i will lose my life, and i will win it in loving in all the ways you lead my heart to love? you have a prayer. pray it. amen. [applause] [applause] >> thank you, randall. thank you for inspiring us. all of us. and now it's my honor to introduce my president, our president, the president of the united states of america. we have an expression in florida that you can walk shoulder to shoulder with someone even if you don't see eye to eye. that's the prayerful spirit in which we gather today. it is the genius of our founders that we have one president at a time. and it is the higher genius of
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Feb 4, 2011 2:00am EST
other fuels and therefore we don't subsidize it. speaking of subsidies, president obama called for a squeeze of cuts in subsidies for the oil companies and what affect, dr. newell, do you think such a cut would have on domestic oil production or gasoline prices? >> we haven't specifically evaluated the administration proposals for the changes in those tax incentives. >> fair enough but to those of my statement to the senate finance committee, i have this right here. alan krueger, assistant secretary, chief economist of the treasury department, said and i quote, because we expect little or no effect on the world supply of oil removing the subsidies would have an insignificant affect on the world oil prices tooby he goes on tuesday that of the decrease in the domestic production duties cuts would be less than one-half of 1%. even in the long run. this might sound rhetorical but if anyone wants to pick up on it doesn't that sound like an industry that, you know, that doesn't need tax benefits and subsidies to survive? anybody? >> one thing to keep in mind as we discussed the future of t
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Feb 14, 2011 10:00am EST
going to be flat over the next 5-10 years under president obama's budget. there was a much ballyhooed announcement they were cutting $70 billion over the next five years at the pentagon. but in fact, that was a reduction from a previous projections for growth. so, the total amount -- which is a famous budget tricky here in washington -- so the total amount will continue to increase. i think as we discussed earlier, the major programs are continuing on. some of them slightly scaled back but the budget is still projecting a second engine for the f-35 although the president opposes that. congress continues to spend on that. it should be noted the factory where it will be billed is next to john vander's district in ohio. and at other military programs. where there may be reductions in military spending may be supplemental authorization as we wind down the wars in iraq and afghanistan, presuming the political situation in those countries go well. the caller mentioned nasa. nasa was slated for cuts in the house republican plans, along with a lot of science budget. we have not seen the presi
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Feb 25, 2011 6:00am EST
-- will beat president obama in 2012. he said he is seriously considering a second bid for the presidency. the governor was in washington, d.c. to kickoff a tour for his new book. the next stops are in the state's scheduled to hold the first presidential caucus in 2012, iowa. this is 50 minutes. >> can everybody hear me? good. it is great to see this great crowd here. wonderful. mike huckabee is here today. it is a part of his book tour to promote his newest book, "a simple government: twelve things we really need from washington (and a trillion that we don't!)." is an honor and pleasure to introduce a man who burst on the national stage in to those and it when he won our republican caucuses and finished third behind and john mccain and mitt romney in the nomination for president. he burst on page 6 of "the washington post." the question on many minds now is whether he will pursue the republican nomination in 2012. maybe he will tell us today. governor mike huckabee was born in 1955 in hope, ark., nine years after bill clinton was born there. his father was a firefighter and a
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Feb 22, 2011 8:00am EST
, you've made it very clear that asia is central to the obama administration's foreign policy. we also know that now as of late january you are the most-traveled secretary of state. out of that we also know that you have traveled to asia eight times in two years. that is more than most secretaries of state. your articulation of smart power as the basis of foreign policy has meant that nontraditional issues such as women's rights, educational exchanges and true public/private partnerships for tackling major global issues have received higher attention than ever before. it's not surprising that in many parts of the world you're treated like a rock star. most importantly, you have used all the implements in your tool kit to create a dynamic and effective foreign policy for our nation. we've assembled a special group of our patrons and friends of richard. we also have a large group of people from all over the world joining us virtually, and i should add that in addition to our san francisco center, we also have colleagues in houston and hong kong listening to this along with all of you wit
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Feb 4, 2011 2:00am EST
years. i think the obama administration needs to turn back the clock a little bit to look at the performance of the obama administration. there was a very, very stupid decision in the the obama administration made right off the bat to cut off steens civil society groups, assistance that had been started turned bush administration and that was a -- it was basically so that they could get the relationship back on track. there was a decision made. that ail yentsated a lot of -- alienated a lot of civil society groups. they felt that the obama administration, even though they were brought in a democratic process, was actually turning their backs on the civil society. there is a lot to make up for, i think with n the united states with the people of egypt. >> the problem i have with your prescription here is that mubarak has so effectively suppressed the political parties at the center of the secular center and allowed the muslim brotherhood to organize. they have an infrastructure. that secretary lar parties do not. you bring up the elections to three months from now then you're basi
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Feb 12, 2011 2:00am EST
briefing of the obama administration. >> thank you, robert. first of all, congratulations and best wishes. >> i would have lost that. >> shifting to egypt, a few questions. can you tell us whether president obama was surprised by the news this morning? >> look, throughout the morning, we have got indications that the last speeches may not have been given. the last changes, particularly this morning when -- would everybody reporting that there would be a statement from the office of the president to -- the president was in a regularly scheduled meeting in office when a note was taken into him to let him know what had been announced. since then, prior to giving the statement, he spent an hour with his national security team from about 1:30-2:30 in the situation room talking about what is going on there now and what we have to plan for now going forward. >> so he learned with the rest of us? >> healer and precisely what had been said. -- he learned what precisely had been said. i do not want to get into what other information he might have gotten. >> is this change helpful or harmful
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Feb 28, 2011 10:00am EST
two months ago, and certainly not obama. if you are wondering where the u.s. goes next, given its own constraining situation, helping to finance these new governments in these countries, i think answer is no. host: earlier in the program we spoke with a journalist in benghazi right now. he says a lot of people on the streets were asking where is our help from the united states and obama? guest: in part that's because of the expectation that was set up by the administration when the president went to cairo and made the famous speech to the muslim world. he set himself up for that. people will holdim to those stdards. in the real sense, if libya needs international support, it is much more likely to come to europe because the europeans are right there. europeans have better relationships with people in libya than the united states. because for so many years libya was persona non grata for the u.s.. they did not accept economic ties or diplomatic ties for a lo time. it's much more likel that the french or italians or nato would be involved in any activity than the u.s. host: next cl
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Feb 25, 2011 2:00am EST
president obama, and his possible run in the 2012 election as the g.o.p. begins to take shape, watch the road to the white house at 6:30 p.m. and:30 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> interior secretary ken salazar outlined president obama's strategy called america's great outdoors initiative. thursday. in washington, d.c. the plan calls for creation of new urban green spaces a and a new focus on cleaning up the rivers and water ways. this is an hour. >> good morning, everybody. i'm john. i want to thank you for joining us. it's a true pleasure for me to welcome and introduce a good friend of mine, ken salazar. and doug brinkly. special thanks to both of you for being here to participate in what i think will be a thoughtful and interesting discussion. we set this 4 up as a kind of q & a so we can really get into the meat of the great outdoors and the great initiative of the secretary and obama administration to conserve our public lands and waters including full funding for water and land conservation fund and but we're all going to support that so your new initiative can be brought to fre
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Feb 1, 2011 2:00am EST
control of companies. president obama is independently proposing quite similar things in the united states. third, structural reform to the welfare system, education, some of the regulation or around non-financial business. for me in the u.k., u.k. corporate is sitting with cash on its balance sheets. what i need to do is to start investing that money. >> thank you, very much. we will come back to these issues and what is a strong european consensus. i would like to turn to you. this seems to be relevant to what i understand for india. when you hear this sort of discussion and you try to look in your own context at home, what do you think the likely outcome this, the rest to stability? >> i think that india's experience reflects what people say about emerging markets. we have a very smart recovery. our estimates this year, the year that ends in march is that growth would be about 8.5%. i think that the imf, which has been criticized for being too pessimistic is thinking that we might do even better. it is wonderful if we do. inflation really is a concern. the good news is that gdp g
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Feb 2, 2011 6:00am EST
said they should do. >> when president obama first into office i met with treasury, it in a presentation pointing out in the next few years you are going to have horrendous problems in terms of loan modifications because i know what you're thinking of, you are thinking of doing means testing for loan modifications, which means we will pick and income group, give them loan modifications, but it is too high and income group or there is too much property loss, we will not do anything about it. it is a policy as a policy decision based on economics, and other things, but your program will not work. it will not pardon of people and it will not be effective enough. i think what secretary geithner, in terms of that response, is saying, is that the problem is that any target we sat, we do not know what we can meet. i think clearly it is because housing prices are still falling, unemployment is not getting any better. how do you set targets for successful loan modifications when the economy is still incomplete disarray? that is a tough one. so on that one, i wish he could set targets
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Feb 18, 2011 6:00am EST
market access program helps agricultural producers promote products overseas. president obama and the republican study committee have identified this as a source of waste. it is corporate welfare when companies like centrist which reported $860 million in revenue in 2009 received $2.1 million to promote its product overseas. we have been looking closely at the $2 coin. we understand the government accountability office will issue a report next month on how savings can be achieved in that area. we are not sure congress will be able to score it as we think it will save money and something that should be a very simple decision for the united states which is the only country that has such a low denomination for its paper currency. savings of $500 million a year. we will see what they are. there are programs that sounds well-intentioned such as the prevention and public health fund that will spend $14 billion over the health care law on anti obesity and tobacco control. the government will be using tax dollars to modify individual behavior. we have seen this work so well in the office
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